Planning for the New Year

I’m sure, like me, you get to this time of the year and spend time reflecting on the year that has been, whilst also looking forward and planning for the new year that is to come.

Planning is an important and worthwhile thing for us to do. After all … as a wise person once said:

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Planning is an important thing that each of us would be wise to do as we seek to honour and serve God faithfully through the opportunities and responsibilities He has given us. And yet we need to remember that, ultimately, God is in control of our lives and may very well change our plans for His glory and divine purposes.

When I was reading through the book of Proverbs in the ReadScripture app this year, Proverbs 16:9 (ESV) really jumped off the page and spoke to me:

"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps."

We can plan and vision and dream about the ways that we should go. They are all good things to do and I encourage you to do them! But in the end, God is the one who establishes our steps and leads us in His paths of righteousness.

I want to encourage you as you plan, vision and dream for the year ahead *|FNAME|* ... remain open to the Holy Spirit’s guidance and allow Him to establish your steps as you pray and connect with the King!


Ps Joel Hawting

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